I plan to burn a great many M4a files from Windows Vista onto CD-R and I want to avoid any unpleasant surprises about disk readability and/or broken file names. One of the actions supplied with Mp3Tag is CD-R.mta but I am puzzled by it. The list of characters to replace (see attached screen shot) does not correspond to what I see in CD-R standards for file names.
The action does not enforce the original ISO 9660 standard from 1988 (8.3 file names with only letters and numbers), although I doubt that anyone uses that standard now. It also does not follow the Joliet CD-R specification from 1995, which shows only these characters as prohibited:
\ / : * ? ;
None of those are included in the CD-R action. And, as far as I can tell, the current CD-R standard (UDF) does not prohibit any characters. Of course, Windows file name restrictions apply to Windows users, but even that list is quite different from the list in CD-R.mta. So, does anyone know what problem this action was intended to fix?
It would be helpful if MTA files contained comments to explain such things. Is there a comment prefix character so that I can add notes?
PS: the search engine here will not allow me to search for "CD-R.mta", so I apologize if my question has already been answered....